Carmel, Center Grove voted out of MIC as they look to join another conference

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Posted at 6:55 AM, Dec 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-14 06:55:21-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Some big changes are coming to high school sports in Central Indiana.

The Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference voted Monday to remove Carmel and Center Grove high schools. The other six schools said in a statement the vote was a result of Carmel and Center Grove applying to join another conference.

There are reports the two schools are applying to join the Hoosier Crossroads Conference, which includes other suburban schools such as Avon, Brownsburg, Hamilton Southeastern and Westfield.

The other six schools in the MIC are all Indianapolis Township schools.

Carmel and Center Grove released a statement on Monday.

Center Grove High School and Carmel High School have submitted a formal petition to join the Hoosier Crossroads Conference (HCC). We respect the coaches, faculty, administrators, and student-athletes of the MIC Conference. We have had long-standing and positive relationships with the MIC Conference and appreciate the 26 years of collaboration and competition with the MIC schools. The decision to request to change conferences is rooted in the belief that this move would provide our schools with the collaboration, competition, and support necessary to grow our programs over the next 20 years.